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  • Untapable wins Kentucky Oaks

    Untapable wins Kentucky Oaks
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A beleaguered Steve Asmussen, subject of a recent report that accused him of mistreating horses he trains, somewhat answered the criticism here Friday by saddling the winner of the $1-million Kentucky Oaks. Asmussen's Untapable,...
  • California Chrome pulls away for win at Kentucky Derby

    Horse racing, the most unpredictable of sports, had the most predictable of endings when California Chrome won the 140th Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. It’s unusual for the favorite to win horse racing’s...
  • Horse trainer Small, Breeders' Cup Classic winner, dies at 68

    Horse trainer Small, Breeders' Cup Classic winner, dies at 68
    Prominent Maryland trainer Richard "Dickie" Small, who conditioned 1994 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Concern, died late Friday night after a battle with cancer. He was 68. Born in Baltimore on December 2, 1945, Small attended Gilman, played...
  • A look at possible Kentucky Derby contenders as Triple Crown season nears

    A look at possible Kentucky Derby contenders as Triple Crown season nears
    With two weekends of key prep races to go, the Kentucky Derby field is still taking shape. At this time last week, Cairo Prince was a popular choice for Derby favorite. Now? He’s a horse who finished fourth in the Florida Derby and might not...
  • Preakness Stakes: News and notes before the race

    A race such as the Preakness Stakes generates plenty of tidbits. Here are some: --This will mark the first time in the history of the 139 years of the race that a female will be involved in all three major aspects of the race. A filly, Ria Antonia, will...
  • Preakness remembers legendary trainer Dickie Small

    Preakness remembers legendary trainer Dickie Small
    It was the last leg of a practice run at Pimlico, and as jockey Andrea Seefeldt Knight came to the end of a spirited gallop, she pulled her colt up short. It was a sunny April day. She felt readier than ever for the Lady Legends of the Cure race, which...
  • Maryland Jockey Club president reiterates desire to stretch out Triple Crown

    Maryland Jockey Club president reiterates desire to stretch out Triple Crown
    Tom Chuckas, president and chief operating officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, said Saturday that he would like to see horse racing's Triple Crown events played out over two months, not five weeks. Speaking to reporters at Pimlico Race Course three...
  • Doors continue to open for women at Preakness, throughout horse racing

    Doors continue to open for women at Preakness, throughout horse racing
    Abby Fuller dreamed of being a jockey as a little girl in 1968, but at the time there were no women yet in horse racing. Then came Barbara Jo Rubin, who became the first female jockey to win a race in 1969, giving Fuller hope for a future in the sport....
  • Napravnik ready for emotional homecoming in Preakness

    Napravnik ready for emotional homecoming in Preakness
    When Rosie Napravnik ventures to Pimlico Race Course to ride Bayern in Saturday's 139th running of the Preakness, the 26-year-old riding star can expect an emotional homecoming. A familiar face will not be there to greet her. Trainer Dickie Small, who...
  • Injured jockey Rosie Napravnik reportedly out four to six weeks

    Injured jockey Rosie Napravnik reportedly out four to six weeks
    Jockey Rosie Napravnik will be sidelined four to six weeks after injuring her shoulder when the 4-year-old filly Socialbug was fatally injured during a workout Sunday morning at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., The Courier-Journal reported....
  • Orb is 7-2 morning-line favorite in 139th Kentucky Derby

    Orb is 7-2 morning-line favorite in 139th Kentucky Derby
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Derby favorite Orb comes from one of the country’s oldest racing families, with ties to the greatest horses of the era. The second choice, Verrazano, is a product of Todd Pletcher’s new-school empire; he’s...